What is Cool Roofing:
Cool roofing is a roof that reflects sunlight and heat away from the building on which it is installed. The roof itself stays cooler and keeps the heat from radiating into the structure. Air conditioning equipment does not have to work as hard, and has the potential to significantly impact your electric bills.
Think of how a white t-shirt keeps you cooler in summer, while a dark shirt will absorb heat and keep you hotter.
Are all Cool Roofs White?
Not all cool roofs are white or light colors. While a white roof reflects both visible and near infrared light, they are a more popular product, but there are membranes with darker pigment that are designed to reflect only the non-visible portion as well. Keep in mind that a white roof membrane will remain cooler than a pigmented roof and result in more reflection.